Chapter 2

Photograph Photograph

Moonstone and diamond engagement ring given by Thackeray to Isabella Shawe. Private collection. Image may not be reproduced without permission.

Engagement ring given to Isabella.

Established as the Paris correspondent for The Constitutional and Public Ledger, and providedwith a steady income, Thackeray presented Isabella Shawe with this ring, set with a moonstone and two diamonds.

Private collection.